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and destroyed dozens of homes. >> terry mcsweeney joins us now from san bruno. nerves rattled again. >> yes. and certainly adds to the uncertainty in this neighborhood. you can see fire trucks, police, pg&e, cleanup crews. the list goes on. a lot of flashing lights. you see the american red cross over there as well. no wonder people out here are on edge. a new report may give them more reason to be that way. >> a day of school for two girls. the school was being evacuated. no one said why. >> i talked to them and they told me there was the smell of gas. >> in the community where the school was evacuated for the same reason yesterday, people are on edge. that's why joe lynch is making sure he stays cool as possible. >> i'm just more concerned about them not getting freaked out again because we did see the explosion and it's had quite an effect on them. i'm just trying to remain as calm as possible with them and reassure them. >> the crestmore children were evacuated to the intermediate school. he couldn't believe it when he heard the announcement her school was coming his way because of the
enjoying the outdoors. energy officials are asking us though to conserve power for another day. >> san jose's park is closed today because of extreme fire danger. today is a fourth spare the air day. meteorologist mike nicco joins us with more on our triple digit temperatures. hey, mike. >> hey, how are you today? hopefully staying cool. just how hot it's going to be around the bay. a lot like yesterday. look at all the triple digits. you may be wondering what the asterisk is for, that's where i think we could tie or set the record high temperatures. yesterday's record-setting 93. half moon bay, cool spot. mid to upper 90s throughout the bay into the south bay to 100 morgan hill. low 1 hundreds throughout the east bay valleys. napa 99 to 103 in santa rosa. i think the poorest air quality will develop is over in the east bay valleys and also down into the santa clara valley. this is the lowest threshold so those that are most susceptible to ground-based ozone, the elderly, the young, those with asthma problems may want to stay inside and try to breathe some clean air. i'll have a clearing tr
of homes. janelle wang joins us with more. >> i'm just down the street from the site. investigators are expected to be here for the next seven to ten days gathering up all the evidence they need to determine the cause of last thursday's deadly explosion. >> investigators backed up the largest piece of evidence. the section of pipeline that was blown out of the ground last thursday. that and two other pieces, each about ten feet long will be shipped to washington, d.c. to a lab. >> we know it's pressurize go and de-pressurize ago pipe. it could be impact damage from excavation. >> they will look to see if there are any defects in the welding. >> we're very pleased that we do have such a big chunk of evidence but we're not sure we have all the fragments of the pipe. anybody that finds a metal fragment, please report it to us. >> they also want amateur video of the site prior to the explosion. also, if anyone noted dying vegetation which could be a is sign of leaking gas. they have ordered pg&e to inspect all 6400 miles of gas transmission lines with priority given to lines running und
the cause is internal corrosion. >> if you don't have the statistics of the u.s., most of the cases of corrosions, damage, are external. >> pg&e can't comment at this time to the article because of the ongoing investigation but will say mic is rare in the pipeline system. there have been seven leaks in the pg&e transmission lines, about 6400 miles since january 2005 due to internal corrosion but they don't know if they were called by mic's specifically. the insides were removed and microbial inhibitors applied when necessity. the investigation is expected to take one year. we just got word media was allowed in. i got a tour of this area. we'll get a full report tonight at 5:00 and 6:00. >> jenelle, thanks very much taz memorial as much as will be held today for three generations of a family who died in the gas explosion. 85-year-old levon bulls, her son gregory and her 17-year-old grandson william all died in the intern no. today's service will take place at the first presbyterian church at burlingame at 4:00 this afternoon. a procession at mills high school. >> traffic is being div
sex with the officer's 14-year-old stepdaughter. theresa garcia joins us now from san jose. the motorcycle officer pretented to arrest the boy. >> yes. if pretended is the word. all the parents were clearly upset to find out the two teens had had consensual sex but there is disagreement how it was handled. the officer's attorney say he never pretended to arrest the boy and certainly that the officer was invited to use scared straight tactics and that there was no objection at the time to the election or the handcuffing. >> from what i understand, the parents, the family did not consent to this in any way. >> cop watch says the parents of a 15 year sold boy never agreed to have their neighbor, a san jose motorcycle officer, use scare straight tactics on their son. the cop watch organization helps the parents file a misconduct complaint with san jose police internal affairs claiming the officer abused his authority when he found out the 15-year-old boy had had sex with his 14-year-old stepdaughter. >> i think he was an upset father and i can almost understand his reaction. bu
's house behind us. >> the blast left a 15-foot deep crater and ruptured the adjacent water main. when firefighters arrived they had no water pressure in the hydrants and had to wait 15 minutes before they fought the fire with tanker trucks. the investigation into what went wrong has not really begun. >> we've yet to be able to get close enough to the actual source to be able to determine exactly why this happened. but we are working diligently to do that. >> as for reports that residents have been reporting the smell of natural days or even weeks out here, pg&e says they're checking their records. initial estimate of the damage done in this neighborhood runs to the tens of millions of dollars. the death toll stands at four. both of those numbers may change. live in san bruno, terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. mark matthews is in san bruno to tell us about the state of emergency declared bit lieutenant governor. mark? >> the lieutenant governor is here. also a state senator, state assemblyman, congressman jackie spear, quite a lineup of civic leaders coming to talk about what has happened i
and all three of us, my dad, frank and i, out of her bed and put her in a wheelchair, wheeled her out as far as we could and the heat was so hot we lifted her up and threw her into our car. >> the three heroes didn't know mary sweeney has a great deal of trouble breathing and it wasn't just fire that could have killed her. >> smoke inhalation could have likely killed my mom. >> so there is the positive story for the day. but, of course, we have the tragic stories as well and here comes some of them. take a look now at the pictures from a short time ago, people being allowed back into their red-tagged homes because they have been deemed to be uninhabitable. people allowed to go back in and see what had been home sweet home just six days ago. meantime the ntsb is expanding its investigation, continuing today into gas control station in the bay area. they were in milpitas yesterday making sure that people in these gas control stations are trained and the equipment is working properly. >> we want to get excruciating detail how the system works, how well the people are trained to work it,
the second and third can be felt. and then pentothol being used, there is a shortage of the drug in california and others say there is barely enough for one execution, many not for anymore. there should be more available but not until early next year. there is also arguments in the 9th circuit court of appeals at the federal level they are trying to stop the execution still scheduled for right after midnight on wednesday morning. heather ishimaru is up in the courtroom and have much more on this, possibly a decision any minute that is coming up at 5:00 and 6:00,. >>> penalties congresswoman jackie speier took action to try to increase government oversight of natural gas pipelines. she did so in the san bruno neighborhood devastated by an explosion two weeks ago. janelle wang has details on the new bill. >> reporter: representative jackie speier just wrapped up the news conference in the past 45 minutes. she announced a new bill that would strengthen natural gas pipeline regulation. it's called a pipeline safety and community empowerment act. if it passes, it would require remotel
will be sprayed constantly to keep dust at a minimum. and air monitors will be used every day to check for toxic levels. >> at this point the air quality is very good. we are seeing nothing on the mortars, nothing on the samabling. i was out here yesterday with the wind and there was no dust at all. >> crews will have a checklist for each property after each one is done. what you see now will basically be a dirt lot and property owners can start rebuilding their homes and their lives. >> we have the memories of those homes that were there. and how our neighborhood was before. and it's not the same. and it will never be the same. >> we're not living in the houses yet. and every time i drive up here, i just get -- getting emotional now. it's just not gonna be the same. just not. even when they build. >> yeah. crews say 75% of the debris can be recycled. that's because it's mostly concrete. the cars, the burnt out cars can be recycled. the remaining 25% of the debris will be taken to a landfill in solano county. reporting live in san bruno, i'm jenelle wang, abc 7 news. >> thanks, jenelle. terry mc
. she joins us with the latest on sarah shourd release. just took off from the airport in tehran. on her way to the neighboring country where her mother is already waiting for her. shourd is in good condition despite being in an iran prison 14 months. >> iran released one of the three american citizens detained in 2009. >> 410 days of solitary confinement over for california native sarah shourd. >> i want to offer my thanks to everyone in the world, all of the governments, all of the people of that been involved and especially particularly want to degrees mahmoud ahmadinejad and all the iran officials for their gesture. i'm very humbled. >> officials say a $500,000 bail was paid. some papers were signed and the 32-year-old was officially free from an iranian prison. >> the money was there and the judge issued the release order and ms. shourd was simply set free and can leave iran if she wants to. >> travel companion shane bauer and josh fattal are still in prison. all the families are relieved and overjoyed sarah has been released. we're heartbroken shane and josh have been denied their
us with more. >> well, cheryl, this is considered a crime scene and the san jose police have actually been here since just after 1:30 this morning. take a look. they are now clearing away most of the debray. a san jose police suppose person told me the driver of the car is 19-year-old jose antonio hernandez. he was treated for minor injuries at the hospital and then booked into the santa clara county jail on several charges, including two counts of vehicular manslaughter. the two passengers in his backseat of the green ford explorer died in this horrific crash. the passenger in the front seat suffered moderate injuries and is at a local hospital. the chp is not commenting yet on whether this was an actual pursuit or chase but police say a chp unit did make contact with the driver of the explorer at st. james and notre dame which is about eight blocks from here. the driver took off and lost control of hills car here at st. james and fifth street slamming into a parked jeep cherokee and then careened forward. >> after colliding with that vehicle, it continued eastbound and struck a util
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